The 2800 system is capable of transmitting 1080p video content up to 250 feet in one run without any loss of quality, and supports an almost unlimited number of HDTV displays. Using Gigabit Ethernet technology (GbE), picture quality is maximized while overcoming the slow handshake times, poor cable integrity, and distance limitations of traditional HDMI® distribution amplifiers. Using off-the-shelf Gigabit Ethernet switches, a system can be extended for even more distance, or expanded to add more displays. This plug and play system is incredibly simple to install - just connect a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 from the 2801 transmitter to a GbE switch, then feed the cables from the switch to a network of 2811 receivers.
Basic System Diagram
- Gigabit HD-IP™ technology maximizes picture quality
- HDMI version 1.3 and HDCP version 2.0 compliant
- Supports 1080p and 720p video, plus 2-channel audio
- One source feeds an almost unlimited number of HDTVs
- Uses off-the-shelf gigabit IP switches for extension and distribution
- Plug-and-play operation - no programming or setup required
- Extends 1080p HDMI signals up to 250 feet on a single run
- Cable runs can be extended another 250 feet by adding a Gigabit Ethernet switch
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many HDTVs can the 2800 series system support?
A: HD-IP distribution systems are generally only limited by the capacity of the Ethernet switch.
Q: Can I build a matrix system using multiple 2801 and 2811 endpoints and a Managed Ethernet switch?
A: No. Matrix configurations are not supported due to unreliable performance.
Q: Does the 2800 Series comply with content protection standards?
A: Yes. The 2800 Series complies with HDCP 2.0 for the source-to-transmitter and receiver-to-display connections, and complies with the approved 128-bit AES encryption standards for the transmitter to receiver connection (IP connections).
Q: Does the 2800 series support 1080i video?
A: The 2800 series supports 480p, 720p and 1080p video only – use a scaler such as our Model 1388 to scale video to 1080p for distribution to video displays. The 1388 can be used at the head end to scale source video output, or at individual zones for video displays.